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Nungwi Beach

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A laid back beach town in Zanzibar, Nungwi Beach is a place that can jolt you far away from reality and put you in a peaceful state of mind. Nungwi Beach is a 'no worries' place with white sands and crystalline waters dotted with white-sailed dhow boats. The landscape conjures the familiar image of a beach town: thatched roof bungalows, hammocks and the sound of waves ebbing and flowing on the shore. There is no shortage of hotels, bars and restaurants in Nangwi – on the other hand, nor is there a shortage of tourists.

Nungwi may be a place for relaxation, but it is also a place to immerse yourself in the local customs by checking out the boat yards, villages and the local fish markets. Nungwi is also home to historical sights dealing with the spice and slave trades, particularly in areas like Stone Town that lie a short distance away. The climate is mostly sunny, but typically gets heavy rainfall between April and May - so the best time to plan your trip should be between July and March.

Written by  Ryan Judge.

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“Top 10 beaches of the World (Nungwi)”

By Gavin McOwan for First published February 16 2007 The beaches of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania are the only ones I've ever walked on where the powder-white sand is so fine it literally squeaks between your toes. The island of Z… Read more...

Written by press. Read full article from The Guardian, Feb 16 2007

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Nungwi Beach

One hour and a half north of Zanzibar, Nungwi Beach is a relatively new beach destination for travellers - easy to access sea, wide stretches of white sand, no sea urchins and inexpensive thatched hut accommodation, with a relaxed vibe, make it a great place to hang out.

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